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... a foreign tourist you need to pay 200 INR and in return you receive a audio-guide which explains all the murals and rooms in detail. I would highly recommend this place, and particularly the gallery facing the garden which was used to watch royal ceremonies.
KRS dam at the foot of Brindavan Gardens is a good place to end ...
... for bindi dots) were on offer. It was a most wonderful sight and smell! Especially in the rows of stalls where tons (!) of flower garlands were sold. We'd never seen so many flower petals before and the colorful stacks were just amazing! Then, just a couple of meters away was the meat and fish market, where our senses were shocked just as intensely by an awful sight and horrible stench. As usual in India, the most fantastic and horrible things can be seen so close together and ...
... peaceful one night stay, and our hosts were very
warm and welcoming.
The following morning we were off again
After the boat ride back to the village,
we caught a local bus which we were expecting to fight our way onto,
but it turned out to be quite empty when we got on, so no panic. A
couple of hours later we were in Intrepid's own accommodation in
Kochi.- a lovely detached house ...
... testing her. Since she was so honourable, the tiger asked her if she had a wish and her wish was that her son Nandi could serve Shiva through the rest of his days. Shiva made Nandi his gatekeeper. The Hindu religion is rife with wonderful stories of how this god or that did this or that - it's wonderful! In this sculpture of Nandi, I particularly like his teeth. :)
For the first time on this tour, we used ...
Sick Nic in Mysore
After a long, hot, bumpy, ride to Mysore, at times accompanied by the local monkeys who appeared at the windows when the bus stopped and someone rustled a food packet, we arrived and checked into a hotel. The room was grim, with dirty, peeling walls, one haggard curtain, and a dilapidated bathroom with no working sink tap. We resolved to change room as soon as possible.
I thought the ...